Deontay Wilder vs Joseph Parker: What time does fight start and how to watch?

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Deontay Wilder and Joseph Parker will meet in a tantalising heavyweight fight this weekend, as part of a mega-card in Saudi Arabia.

On the same night as Anthony Joshua’s bout with Otto Wallin, Wilder will seek a statement victory over Parker, a teammate of Tyson Fury.

Wilder, 38, has his own history with Fury, having lost the WBC heavyweight title to the Briton in the middle of their trilogy – in which Fury stopped the American in 2020 and 2021 after a controversial draw in 2018. Wilder, however, bounced back in his sole fight since, knocking out Robert Helenius in round one in October 2022.

Like Wilder, Parker’s aim is to become a world heavyweight champion again, and the New Zealander faces one of his toughest tests yet on Saturday (23 December). The 31-year-old can, however, draw on his experience against the likes of Anthony Joshua, Joe Joyce, Dillian Whyte and Derek Chisora.

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When are the fights?

Day of Reckoning will take place on Saturday 23 December in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

The event is due to begin at 4pm GMT (9am PT, 11am CT, 12pm ET), with ring walks for the main event – which is currently listed as Joshua vs Wallin – scheduled for 11.45pm GMT (4.45pm PT, 6.45pm CT, 7.45pm ET).

How can I watch it?

The event will stream live on Dazn pay-per-view, at a cost of £19.99. To access the pay-per-view, viewers must also have a Dazn subscription, which is available here with plans starting at £9.99 per month.

If you’re travelling abroad and want to watch the event, you might need a VPN to unblock your streaming app. Our VPN round-up is here to help and includes deals on VPNs in the market. Viewers using a VPN need to make sure that they comply with any local regulations where they are and also with the terms of their service provider.


Joshua (left) and Wallin are expected to headline at Day of Reckoning (Adam Davy/PA)

Wilder – 1/6; Parker – 4/1; Draw 20/1

Joshua – 2/9; Wallin – 100/30; Draw 16/1

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Full card (subject to change)

Anthony Joshua vs Otto Wallin (heavyweight)

Deontay Wilder vs Joseph Parker (heavyweight)

Dmitry Bivol (C) vs Lyndon Arthur (WBA light-heavyweight title)

Daniel Dubois vs Jarrell Miller (heavyweight)

Filip Hrgovic vs Mark De Mori (heavyweight)

Jai Opetaia vs Ellis Zorro (cruiserweight)

Frank Sanchez vs Junior Fa (heavyweight)

Arslanbek Makhmudov vs Agit Kabayel (heavyweight)

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